National awards are out, Sridevi wins best actress for 'Mom'

National awards are out, Sridevi wins best actress for 'Mom'

Her death, at the age of 54 in February this year, had shocked the country. "Just see Mr India - it was born out of joy". She is not with us today but her legacy will always live on.

Apart from Sridevi, even Vinod Khanna was given an award posthumously.

Rima Das' Assamese film "Village Rockstars", about the music aspirations of a village girl, was named the best feature film, besides scoring awards for the best location sound recordist, editing and best child artiste (Bhanita Das).

Mom was one of the best performances of the late actress.

Bengali actor Riddhi Sen won the best actor award for Bengali drama Nagarkirtan, while Jayaraj won best director for Malayalam drama Bhayanakam. Singer Shashaa Tirupati won the Best Playback Singer Female for the song "Vaan" from "Kaatru Veliyidai", while legendary singer KJ Yesudas won the Best Playback Singer Male. The Awards are administered by the government's Directorate of Film Festivals.

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Telugu film industry's stalwarts are expected to celebrate it through tweets/statements. Akshay is very happy for me", Ganesh Acharya, who won the best choreographer award for "Toilet: "Ek Prem Katha", told PTI. Ecstatic by this, the Newton actor says, "I am absolutely delighted". Kapur called Tripathi's portrayal one of the highlights of the Amit V Masurkar-directed film.

The announcement of the prestigious 65th National Awards have already begun and the award ceremony for the same will be held on May 3.

Parvathy won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress in 2018 for her performance in Take Off which released a year ago.

Take off won the award for the Best Production Design. Best Action Film went to Baahubali. It was also recognised as the best Odiya film.

Malayalam movie Aalorukam won the award for the best film on social issues, while Hindi detective thriller Irada emerged as the best film on environment conservation.

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